Although the UKHSA COVID dashboard has now moved to weekly reporting to hide the inconvenient truth about the current rising wave of infection, PMP continues to publish its daily report.
The Zoe COVID Study’s positive symptomatic case estimate is currently 334,010 cases (-4.0% in a week). The 7-day estimate shows 2,409,692 cases in a week (+2.7%). On average, it is now estimated that at least 344,242 people are still infected by coronavirus every day in the UK.
First published in July 2022.
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Reminder on data reporting in the UK
▫ From Friday 1 July 2022, the COVID-19 UKHSA Dashboard moves to weekly reporting.
▫ The reporting of ZOE COVID Study data will remain daily.
▫ The reporting of ONS Infection Survey data will remain weekly with a 7-day lag.
(Source: UKHSA | ZOE | ONS)
Zoe COVID Study & ONS Infection Survey UK Latest Estimates
■ Zoe COVID Study
■ ONS Infection Survey UK Latest Estimates
■ UK Government’s List of symptoms of COVID-19
After two years without updating its list of just three symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to the sense of smell or taste), the NHS has finally updated its list of symptoms of COVID:
😩 Shortness of breath
🥱 Feeling tired or exhausted
🤕 An aching body
🤯 A headache
🤐 A sore throat
🤧 A blocked or runny nose
😞 Loss of appetite
🤮 Feeling sick or being sick
■ TRAVEL: ENTRY RULES AND RESTRICTIONS
Check out the latest situation for 20 of the top travel destinations for Brits:
■ ZOE COVID Study’s Top 20 symptoms of COVID-19 (as of 14-Jul-2022)
■ ZOE COVID Study’s Incidence by Age Group (as of 14-Jul-2022)
Around 1 in 25 report long COVID with Omicron after three vaccines – ONS
Around 1 in every 25 adults who were triple vaccinated reported long COVID 12 weeks after being infected with the Omicron variants BA.1 or BA.2.
This was similar to the risk seen among triple-vaccinated adults first infected with the Delta variant of coronavirus (COVID-19), after adjusting for socio-demographic characteristics.
In data to 27 May 2022 from the Coronavirus Infection Survey, 4.5%, 4.2% and 5.0% of triple-vaccinated adults self-reported having long COVID 12 to 16 weeks after a first laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection compatible with the Omicron BA.1, Omicron BA.2 or Delta variants, respectively.
Infections continued to rise across the UK – ONS
The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 continued to increase in all UK countries in the week ending 6 July 2022 (7 July 2022 for Scotland).
The estimated percentage of the community population (those not in hospitals, care homes or other institutional settings) that had COVID-19 in the latest week was:
- England: 1 in 19 people
- Wales: 1 in 17 people
- Northern Ireland: 1 in 17 people
- Scotland: 1 in 16 people
Third vaccination rates lowest for the Black Caribbean ethnic group – ONS
The proportion of people aged 18 years and over who received three vaccinations was highest for those identifying as White British (77.1%). The lowest proportions of people were in Black Caribbean (38.9%), Black African (45.9%) and Pakistani (45.9%) ethnic groups.
The proportion of adults who received three vaccinations also continued to be lower for those:
- living in more deprived areas, urban areas, or social rented housing
- who were not born in the UK or did not have English as a main language
- who have never worked or are long-term unemployed
- who are limited a lot by a disability
- who identify as Muslim
- who were male
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Since February 2022, the UKHSA has slowly reduced the publishing of its daily COVID updates, following the UK Government’s narrative that we should all “live with the virus”.
UKHSA now reports only once a week.
The virus doesn’t take a break 6 days a week.
It doesn’t infect people from time to time.
It doesn’t stop at a border either.
The virus still spreads and kills people every day in the UK and around the world. COVID-19 is NOT over.
We, at PMP, have decided to continue to publish the latest COVID data available every day, especially the Zoe COVID Study estimates – probably more accurate than the UK Government’s own data since free testing has ended in England, and the ONS COVID Infection Survey estimates.
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■ 🧬 COG-UK sequencing
- The BA.5 sub-variant is now dominant in the UK
- The next sub-variant to worry about, BA.2.75, may be able to spread rapidly and get around immunity from vaccines and previous infection
■ Number of contact tracing alerts sent (England & Wales)
(Source: University of Oxford)
📚 Data Sources:
- Daily summary: Coronavirus in the UK | UK Government
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS Advice | PMP Magazine
- Variants: distribution of cases data | UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)
- Vaccination Data | UK Government
- What’s new | UK Government
— AUTHOR —
▫ J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.
- Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 18 July 2022. | The authors write in a personal capacity.
- Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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